May 7, 2012

I think this grey wall needs to come home and live with me

...because I totally it.


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Kelowna grey wall vintage fashion shoot, Jessica Cangiano, April 2012


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Outfit details
Red Fabric hair flower: unknown (possibly H&M)
Gold toned hoop earrings: Clare's
Pearl necklace: Birthday gift from my husband
Turquoise knit shrug: Walmart (just a few weeks ago, so it may be in stock still, if you'd like to pick one up for yourself)
1950s plaid cotton dress (with cute rickrack edged pockets): etsy seller Commissar
Faux pearl stretch bracelets: Real Canadian Superstore
Red vintage purse: etsy seller I Love Vintage Stuff
Nylons (which I didn't realize at the time had bunched down at my ankles, giving me legs like a wrinkly baby bulldog): unknown
White pumps: Payless
Lip colour: MAC Russian Red

Photography by Antonio Cangiano

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Now that I'm posting vintage outfit images here, I find myself constantly on the lookout as we pop around town (and neighbouring destinations) for spots that I think would make for interesting photo shoot backdrops.

I know that many of you who share wardrobe snaps on your sites do the same thing, too, and I think it can be a lot of fun actually to keep a well honed eye open for just the right location to partner with what you're wearing, what mood you're in, something seasonal, or any other reason your heart desires.

While out and about in nearby Kelowna recently, I was keeping the ol' peppers peeled for just such a spot. Tony was thinking perhaps a park, and I was down with that idea, but when we just happened to cruise past a newly built (so new that only one of the businesses had set up shop yet) little plaza in a semi-industrial part of Rutland (in north Kelowna) and it was there that saw the wall.

I knew instantly that the fantastic medium grey hue this wall was sporting would make for an ideal backdrop against which to stand in my vivid turquoise, red, and white vintage ensemble. The wall did not disappoint. In fact, it shone so well that I'm now head-over-heels in love with it. I want it to come saddle up alongside my house and wait like a good little wall for any time I need the perfect grey backdrop.

Failing that, I will just have to have a long distance relationship with the wall, visiting and bringing it sartorial gifts when I happen to be in that neck of Kelowna.


  1. amazing outfit! i love the colors ♥

  2. That is such a perfect backdrop! I love everything about this outfit. Your dress is gorgeous, and that bag/purse is divine.
    Thank you for all the kind comments you leave on my blog, they are very much appreciated.

  3. Wow, what lovely colour combinations! These colours really look good on you, and that wall is indeed a great backdrop for this outfit.

  4. You look so pretty! That dress is such a vibrant, adorable plaid, I adore it. And I can't believe that sweater's from Walmart... it looks like '40s repro! I'll have to see if they have any in stock near me.

  5. Oh another perfect outfit! I never thought turquoise and red would fit together so beautifully... what a lovely colour combination! :)

  6. Oh you look absolutely breath-taking!! that dress looks just wonderful on you and the blue is just lovely against your beautiful skin and the gray wall as the background make the entire picture just pop! :) beautiful photo-shoot, just stunning!! :) And thank you soooooo much for your lovely comments they make me blush and brighten my day! thank you with all my heart sweetie!! you are the best!! :) I'm looking forward to more of your lovely posts!! :)

    biggest hugs! And wishing you a relaxing start to your week,
    TheRitzyFlapper (Alicia)

  7. That dress is gorgeous, it's the sort of thing I see and love but don't feel brave enough to wear!

    You are right the grey wall is a great backdrop.

  8. Omg you look sooooo amazing! I love your outfit esp the colors-they suit you so well. Youre such a doll! I'm so glad youre able to get out and do this-youre amazing!! xox Bunny

  9. I totally love it, too! You look great. Love the sky blue and red together.

  10. I love love love this outfit! The colours are so stunning on you.

  11. I just ADORE this outfit. The colours are gorgeous. And the grey wall makes it all pop.
    -Andi x

  12. Wowza! What a fabulous outfit. And you're glowing as always. :) I love it all. And you're right.. the backdrop is perfection. I adore your entire outfit. The sweater and purse the best i think! Or is it your pearls? Your hair? The shoes? Yeesh. :D However do i make up my mind?!

  13. The grey wall makes a great background for your outfit - I really love the turquoise bolero, it goes beautifully with the plaid dress.

  14. I love, love, love your plaid dress! The outfit is smashing overall and your purse *swoons*. Love your blog by the way, glad to have been introduced to it. ;0

  15. Love the combination of turquoise and red. Something about the combination makes both colours really pop. You look fabulous.

  16. Wouw ... what a fantastic outfit.

    I love the colors, the fabric the shrug, the bag, your bag ... okey, I love all.


  17. What a wonderful dress! You look great!

  18. beautiful photos, so crisp, bright and clear. turquoise is one of my favourite colours, and i especially love the plaid dress. oh, and you look as cute as a button!

  19. Dear Jessica, how gorgeous you look!
    the gray wall matches perfecly with the colors of your outfit - wich i'm in love very much! all my lovin',

  20. you look stunning! I like the colour mix very much.

  21. This is my favorite outfit of yours! Red and aqua seem to be a reoccurring favorite of mine, it's just so complimentary. That backdrop is perfect, I know exactly what you mean about looking for them! I swear most of my thoughts when travelling are "...that would make a great backdrop..."

    You look beautiful, also love the way you styled your hair!